Mr. Trump, Your Revised Executive Order Still Sucks + Threatens National Security
In February 2017, your President issued an executive order barring people from seven majority-muslim countries. It also imposed a 120-day suspension on refugee resettlement and banned Syrian refugees forever. This Executive Order did not come without controversy because of threat to national security. It sparked mass protests at airports and was soon shut down by the courts.
Of course, Mr. “I am not backing down” Trump, was not going to walk away and leave it there. We know from his chaotic campaign run that winning by any corrupt or unethical means necessary is how he operates. On March 6, 2017, your President, issued a revised Executive Order that is much like the first one except this order removed Iraq from the list and lifted the ban on Syrian refugees.
Please, don’t be fooled by Mr. Trump’s attempt to look presidential as he hides behind this facade of egalitarian leadership. He is still, in my eyes, a president of division and dictatorship. Although the revised executive order made it clear that people who hold visas and green cards will still be allowed entry into the United States, it still suffers from the same main issues as the first Executive Order.
Please, don’t be fooled by Mr. Trump’s attempt to look presidential as he hides behind this facade of egalitarian leadership. @iam_Kimf
This Executive Order, like the first one, weakens the United States national security and undermines its global leadership. We are a country that rely heavily on our relationships with allies who share information with us to aid in the fight against terrorism. I agree with the 60+ (former) government officials who, in their March 10, 2017 letter to the White House, said that this second travel ban will send a message to Muslims that reinforces the propaganda of ISIS and other extremist groups that the United State is at war with Islam.
It is the job of the President of the United States and his team to remain vigilant to keep us safe from terrorist and/or terroristic threats. However, there are ways to do this that fall in line with the core value upon which this country was built. We hold an obligation to protect all citizens, whether foreign or natural. As humans, there should be an obligation to have some level of respect, compassion, and openness for all other humans without creating laws that discriminate based on religion or ethnicity. This is what makes America so strong.
We can absolutely advance national security and enhance vetting procedures without banning entire countries and religions and going against the Constitution.
Mr. President, Do Better.